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4th July 2018: OA Event – Consultancy Workshop – Bristol

Join the OA for a workshop day that will look into the skills and experience required to work within consultancy.

The day will start with an overview of consultancy, including a review of skills and qualifications.

This will be followed by a series of presentations delivered by those already working within consultancy from a range of organisations. The presenters will share their experience and give insight.

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11th July 2018: Officers’ Association Employment Symposium – York

The OA Employment Symposium in York brings together key employers and industry experts to provide a day of career insight.

Keynote speakers will discuss the transition process, the importance of self reflection and how to secure work opportunities.

There will be employer led breakout sessions focused on common career paths for former officers, including project management, operations management and consultancy.

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Discover the Right Mind-Set for your Transition Journey at OA Employment Symposium in York

Business Psychologist, Carol Brooks, will share how best to prepare for a successful transition.

In her keynote speech at our flagship career event in the North, Carol will discuss the psychological strategies you can adopt for your new career after leaving the Armed Forces. She will focus on the importance of building personal resilience through self-reflection and using practical approaches to accomplish this.

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Five Ways to Kick Start Your Career Transition

Lisa Jones, an OA Career Consultant and former Army officer, shared her top transition tips with BFBS Radio.

The time goes faster than you think. One year may sound like a long time but it will fly. Equally if you are in your last two years’ of service, start thinking about the future; the earlier the better! Plan your time by looking at dates for work placements offered by companies, career events you want to attend as well as considering that periods like Christmas and the summer break will be slow.

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12th June 2018: OA Webinar – How to prepare for successful interviews

Join us on Tuesday 12th June for what promises to be an informative session, providing sound advice to those wishing to prepare themselves in advance of attending an interview.

We are delighted to welcome Tracey Hall, Senior Resourcing Business Partner who currently works for Zurich within their in-house Resourcing Function, and will discuss how to go about preparing yourself for an interview.

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13th June 2018 – St. James’s Place Wealth Management Academy open evening – London

Building your own wealth management business can be a very daunting thought, and this event will give guests the opportunity to hear firsthand how individuals have made the transition from an employed to a self-employed career. Attendees will hear what it is like to be a wealth manager, including what a wealth manager does, and how you can train to do this with the St. James’s Place Academy.

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14th June 2018: Networking Group – The Porffor Group – Cardiff

The Porffor Group are a Cardiff based networking group for serving and ex-Navy, Army and Air Force Service men and women (including any international colleagues) who live locally. The aim is to facilitate opportunities for individuals to meet up with old friends and / or expand local contacts via regular events.

The group was founded by John Solosy, a Chartered Financial Planner who previously served as an Army Major.

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Forces Media Academy Selects Students for Second Creative Media Production Course

A group of service leavers and veterans are setting their sights on a new career in the media industry, as they prepare to join the Forces Media Academy (FMA) in September.

They will be the second intake of students to embark on the Creative Media Production course at the Academy, which was established last year as part of the Services Sound & Vision Corporation (SSVC).

Director of the Forces Media Academy, Alistair Halliday, said: “The standard of applicants who undertook the comprehensive final selection was very high and their motivation and aptitude for creative media was impressive.

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7th June 2018: OA Insight – LinkedIn Workshop – Swindon

This event is being held by the Officers Association in partnership with Recruit For Spouses. The event is open to officers and/or their spouses.

This workshop is a brilliant opportunity to learn how to amend your profile so that it shines to employers and your network contacts. Bring along your laptop and edit as you learn with Lincoln Coutts, LinkedIn expert and Social Media Consultant.

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Give Us Time Nominated For Heropreneurs Award!

Give Us Time has been nominated by the Veterans’ Foundation for their category in the Heropreneurs Awards!

All too many veterans find leaving the Armed Forces, and returning to civvy street, a huge struggle due to physical injuries and mental health issues. This may result in homelessness, unemployment, family breakdown, and a dramatic deterioration in their well-being. This Veterans’ Foundation award category seeks to recognise an individual in civvy street, or a business, that has given outstanding help to such veterans.

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